The document provides information to purveyors of USDA-regulated animals as to whether USDA requires those individuals to be licensed under the Animal Welfare Act or if they are exempt from licensing. It contains questions and answers that we hope will serve as a helpful reference. Covered topics include: USDA compliance inspections; applying for a USDA license; exempt sales; shipping dogs; and importing dogs for resale or adoption.
DogsUSDA Animal Care has posted guidance for animal breeders, brokers and importers regarding the Retail Pet Store Rule and the Importation of Live Dogs Rule.Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 09:07USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 09:27USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.
USDA Animal Care has revised its factsheet entitled Questions and Answers: Regulation of Dog/Cat Breeders and Dealers.
This factsheet provides information that we hope you find useful, including: 1) the types of dog/cat breeders and dealers regulated under the Animal Welfare Act; 2) the standards of care required by USDA; and 3) USDA’s role in the commercial transport of dogs/cats.